QUESTION FOR Food Network fans: If you had to choose a team to compete on “Food Network Star,” whose would it be?
Your choices are: TV chefs Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis or Alton Brown. For me, there’d be no contest. It would be Flay all the way. To me, he’s the ultimate celebrity chef — competitive, creative, and the man really knows his way around a chopping block.
Flay and De Laurentiis are leaving their judges’ chairs and getting into the on-screen action as the show’s eighth season premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. (There’s also a casting special at 9 p.m. Saturday.) They, along with Brown, will head up three teams of five finalists each, participating challenges such as creating a pop-up restaurant. The winning teammate gets the grand prize which is, of course, being named the Next Food Network Star.